The Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind (FPH) is a Swiss foundation that makes grants to civil society movements and organisations to support their actions in favour of a social and ecological transition.
Budget 2018-2020: 300 000 €
Globalisation is the fruit of both technical developments and networks of actors who control flows of materials or information—to the point of creating a dematerialization myth. Yet social, political and environmental crises are requiring a return to material challenges and their geographical reality. Actors who control flows are recognizing their powerlessness to deal with such challenges; as a result, territories and territorial authorities have renewed importance. Territories in transition, eco-neighbourhoods, positive energy territories, sustainable cities, eco-region, ecological planning… territories have multiple roles to play in the transition.
The foundation supports the pooling and sharing of experience that is being implemented in various geographical and cultural areas to encourage exchanges between researchers and practitioners and enable the diffusion of new virtuous development modes for cities and local territories.
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